Access Point Example - Stuck at obtaining ip address

Hi! I need help to make the access point work. I’m unable to connect. I’ve tested it with several devices, all of them get stuck obtaining IP address.

I just copied the code from the tutorial, no modifications.

arduino_secrets.h is created and ssid and pass are the same as in the tutorial.

#include <WiFi.h>
#include "arduino_secrets.h"

///////please enter your sensitive data in the Secret tab/arduino_secrets.h
char ssid[] = SECRET_SSID;    // your network SSID (name)
char pass[] = SECRET_PASS;    // your network password (use for WPA, or use as key for WEP)
int keyIndex = 0;             // your network key Index number (needed only for WEP)

int status = WL_IDLE_STATUS;

WiFiServer server(80);

void setup() {
  // put your setup code here, to run once:
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for native USB port only

  Serial.println("Access Point Web Server");


  // by default the local IP address of will be
  // you can override it with the following:
  // WiFi.config(IPAddress(10, 0, 0, 1));

  // print the network name (SSID);
  Serial.print("Creating access point named: ");

  //Create the Access point
  status = WiFi.beginAP(ssid,pass);
  if(status != WL_AP_LISTENING){
    Serial.println("Creating access point failed");
    // don't continue
    while (true);

  // wait 10 seconds for connection:

  // start the web server on port 80

  // you're connected now, so print out the status


void loop() {

 // compare the previous status to the current status
  if (status != WiFi.status()) {
    // it has changed update the variable
    status = WiFi.status();

    if (status == WL_AP_CONNECTED) {
      // a device has connected to the AP
      Serial.println("Device connected to AP");
    } else {
      // a device has disconnected from the AP, and we are back in listening mode
      Serial.println("Device disconnected from AP");

  WiFiClient client = server.available();   // listen for incoming clients

  if (client) {                             // if you get a client,
    Serial.println("new client");           // print a message out the serial port
    String currentLine = "";                // make a String to hold incoming data from the client

    while (client.connected()) {            // loop while the client's connected

      if (client.available()) {             // if there's bytes to read from the client,
        char c =;             // read a byte, then
        Serial.write(c);                    // print it out the serial monitor
        if (c == '\n') {                    // if the byte is a newline character

          // if the current line is blank, you got two newline characters in a row.
          // that's the end of the client HTTP request, so send a response:
          if (currentLine.length() == 0) {
            // HTTP headers always start with a response code (e.g. HTTP/1.1 200 OK)
            // and a content-type so the client knows what's coming, then a blank line:
            client.println("HTTP/1.1 200 OK");

            // the content of the HTTP response follows the header:
            client.print("* { font-family: sans-serif;}");
            client.print("body { padding: 2em; font-size: 2em; text-align: center;}");            
            client.print("a { -webkit-appearance: button;-moz-appearance: button;appearance: button;text-decoration: none;color: initial; padding: 25px;} #red{color:red;} #green{color:green;} #blue{color:blue;}");
            client.print("<body><h1> LED CONTROLS </h1>");
            client.print("<h2><span id=\"red\">RED </span> LED </h2>");
            client.print("<a href=\"/Hr\">ON</a> <a href=\"/Lr\">OFF</a>");
            client.print("<h2> <span id=\"green\">GREEN</span> LED </h2>");
            client.print("<a href=\"/Hg\">ON</a> <a href=\"/Lg\">OFF</a>");
            client.print("<h2> <span id=\"blue\">BLUE</span> LED </h2>");
            client.print("<a href=\"/Hb\">ON</a> <a href=\"/Lb\">OFF</a>");

            // The HTTP response ends with another blank line:
            // break out of the while loop:
          } else {      // if you got a newline, then clear currentLine:
            currentLine = "";
        } else if (c != '\r') {    // if you got anything else but a carriage return character,
          currentLine += c;      // add it to the end of the currentLine

        // Check to see if the client request was "GET /H" or "GET /L":
        if (currentLine.endsWith("GET /Hr")) {
          digitalWrite(LEDR, LOW);               // GET /Hr turns the Red LED on
        if (currentLine.endsWith("GET /Lr")) {
          digitalWrite(LEDR, HIGH);                // GET /Lr turns the Red LED off
        if (currentLine.endsWith("GET /Hg")){
          digitalWrite(LEDG, LOW);                // GET /Hg turns the Green LED on
        if (currentLine.endsWith("GET /Lg")){
          digitalWrite(LEDG, HIGH);                // GET /Hg turns the Green LED on
        if (currentLine.endsWith("GET /Hb")){
          digitalWrite(LEDB, LOW);                // GET /Hg turns the Green LED on
        if (currentLine.endsWith("GET /Lb")){
          digitalWrite(LEDB, HIGH);                // GET /Hg turns the Green LED on

    // close the connection:
    Serial.println("client disconnected");


void printWiFiStatus() {
  // print the SSID of the network you're attached to:
  Serial.print("SSID: ");

  // print your WiFi shield's IP address:
  IPAddress ip = WiFi.localIP();
  Serial.print("IP Address: ");

  // print where to go in a browser:
  Serial.print("To see this page in action, open a browser to http://");

And this is the serial monitor output

Access Point Web Server
Creating access point named: PortentaAccessPoint
IP Address:
To see this page in action, open a browser to
Device disconnected from AP

Hi jofreemanuel!

Thanks for pointing this out. I've noticed some issues in the WiFi library that may be the culprit. While I'm trying to iron them out can you try setting a custom IP on any of your devices?


And then try to open in a browser. Please let me know if that works.

Hi jofreemanuel!

I think I found the culprit and drafted a fix: Fix Wifi AP issues by sebromero · Pull Request #13 · arduino/ArduinoCore-mbed · GitHub
I will try to get it merged into the core as soon as possible.